Doha, 21 August 2019 - Nepali entrepreneur Rajendra Kumar Sharma established Pigeon Engineering in Qatar in 2004. Over the last 15 years, he has witnessed a remarkable transformation of the urban landscape and a new era in workers' welfare.
In May 2016, Pigeon Engineering was appointed as a sub-contractor for Al Bayt, Al Rayyan, Al Thumama, and Education City Stadiums – host venues for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, under the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).
"We have been in the manpower sector for a long time and we have seen a steady progression and evolution in workers' welfare in Qatar. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ has put significant focus on workers' rights and most importantly compliance with workers' welfare standards," says Sharma.
"The SC Workers' Welfare Standards (WW Standards) are by far the most rigorous in Qatar and we work very hard to maintain them. While complying with these standards, we know we are improving ourselves and the lives of our workers," he added.
The implementation of the WW Standards has resulted in Pigeon Engineering making a huge shift in the area of ethical recruitment. Millions of workers worldwide fall victim to the unethical practice of recruitment fees, which is illegal under Qatari law and prohibited by the WW Standards.